[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 1900 pass

Amir's email sarlabs at twcny.rr.com
Tue Sep 19 13:28:32 PDT 2006

Hi Tim:
I listened to that pass, heard several stations but was not able to make a
single contact. Using full duplex, I know I reached the bird, as I heard
myself loud and clear. I guess the other stations had lesser luck with the
downlink side. I did not hear your callsign though.

I sometimes use a whip, a Pryme Al-800 telescopic one, but rarely with SO-50
as it is a tougher bird to work. If you are looking for better antennas, I
recommend the Arrow and the Elk ones.

Amir Findling, 73 de K9CHP, member ARRL, AMSAT #36083
Coordinator, Senior K9 Handler Western NY SearchDogs, Inc.
K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams
1st Special Response Group (1SRG) http://www.1srg.org/

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Subject: [amsat-bb] SO-50 1900 pass


Tried with a handheld with a whip, heard a couple calls but couldn't make
them out.  Anyone have success with a like setup?

73 de Tim, K4SHF FM04

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